End of Semester Bookstore Events
Dec. 3-14 - Cash for your Stash – Students can sell back their stash of used textbooks for cash in the Bookstore or Dixon Marketplace.
Stash-ing Through the Snow – Holiday Doorbuster Deals at the Bookstore and Dixon Marketplace. Preview the sale items on our website.
Accente' Fashion Accessories – Check out our limited time pop-up store at the Bookstore. Cold weather accessories, hats, scarves, and more. Fresh fashion at fabulous prices!
Dec. 10-14 - Faculty/Staff Appreciation Days – We invite all of our faculty and staff to enjoy 25% off any regularly priced apparel and gifts at the Bookstore during finals week. Free gift bags are also available for any purchases of $10 or more, while supplies last. Please present KU ID at the register to receive your discount. Happy Holidays from KUSSI!
Join the Medieval Renaissance Club this Saturday at 6 p.m. in the MSU for this year’s Medieval Renaissance Dinner Theater – an Italian-themed masquerade with three-course meal, dance and entertainment, followed by a live performance by club members. Tickets are $20 and are available at the MSU Information Desk.
This week's MSU Movie Series film is Lawless which will be shown in the MSU Alumni Auditorium on Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Admission is free! Check out the MSU movie website for more information. http://www.kutztown.edu/divisions/studentservices/departments/msub/programs/submovies.asp
John Alfero, technical services coordinator, McFarland Student Union
Kutztown University's Sigma Omicron Chapter of the National German Honor Society will induct five new student members and two honorary members this Saturday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. in the schoolhouse of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center. The class of 2012 student inductees: Zachary Angstadt, Caramie Goodman, Courtney Hillock, Rebecca Livsey and Benjamin Spohn. This year's honorary members are Dr. William Donner and Dr. Jennifer Schlegel. They will join current honorary members Dr. John Delaney and Dr. Anne Zayaitz (May 2010); Edward Quinter and Dr. Karen Rauch (Dec. 2010); and Dr. Robert Reynolds and Dr. Anke Walz (Dec. 2011).
Also as part of the ceremony, Dr. Kutch will announce the winner of the Graphic Novel Literature Prize Contest. Students in her GER 232 (The German Graphic Novel) class all created original works, which were peer reviewed by their classmates and then judged by an outside panel of experts. This event is open to the campus community. Please join us in congratulating the inductees and the literature prize winner.
Lynn Marie Kutch, assistant professor, German
Please join us in welcoming Cheryl Peckham as the new afternoon University operator and clerk typist in University Relations. Cheryl can be reached at x3-4000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Multicultural Center will have the following extended hours during Finals Week.
Sunday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m.-midnight
Monday, Dec. 10, 8 a.m.- midnight
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 8 a.m.- midnight
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m.- midnight
Thursday, Dec. 13, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
The building is wireless, and there are computers and printers for use by the students. Light refreshments will be served during the evening hours of Sunday-Wednesday.
Jeann Cengeri, office manager, Multicultural Center
The Student Recreation Center and Keystone Hall Swimming Pool will be operating under the following schedule during finals week:
Dec. 10-12, Regular Hours of Operation
Dec. 13, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m., 12-1 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m.)
Dec. 14, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (Pool 8-9 a.m., 12-1 p.m.)
Dec. 15-16, CLOSED
*Last day of evening group exercise classes will be Dec. 13, lunchtime workouts will continue through Dec. 14. We will also have lunchtime group exercise available over winter break beginning on Jan. 2, 2013…more information to follow.
Tracy Turner, office manager, Recreational Services
Please join the English Department in congratulating Moe (Robert) Folk who won this year's John Schellenberg Teaching Award for excellence in teaching and innovative pedagogy, particularly with the use of technology.
Andrea Buno, secretary, English Department
Make plans now to join KU alumna and music education major Caitlin Bement '10 at a hurricane relief concert at the Goggleworks this Sunday, Dec. 9, 8-11 p.m. Tickets are just $25 with all profits going to the American Red Cross. "Home for the Holidays: A Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit" includes dancers, singers and actors. For information, please contact the Goggleworks in Reading, Pa.
Kevin Kjos, Department of Music
KU students in the new Middle Level Teacher Certification Program presented poster displays on their Malawi Literacy Project and Bullying at the Middle Level at the annual conference of the National Association Multicultural Education in Philadelphia this past week. These six seniors, who comprise the AMLE (Assoc. for Middle Level Education) executive board, were mistaken for doctoral students several times, and the research on bullying has been accepted for presentation at EERA (Eastern Educational Research Association) as a finished research paper. The students are: Dana Wright, Steven Viglianti, Kelsey Main, Bridget Gargin, Andrew Snyder, and Julie Phegley. Matthew Kuna and Ky Watson (both freshmen education students) also attended the conference collecting information and networking with the goal of starting a KU campus chapter of NAME. For more information or to get involved with NAME, please contact Dr. Carol Watson or Dr. Mary Ann O'Neil.
Carol E. Watson, assistant professor, Education
All members of KU faculty and staff are invited to come out to the Wiesenberger Alumni Center from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10 for an open house, chili cook-off lunch provided by members of the Kutztown University Foundation & Alumni Engagement staff. On offer for lunch will be multiple types of chili (beef, turkey, vegetarian), prepared with care by members of the Foundation & Alumni Engagement staff. Attendees are invited to judge which chili is the best. Please drop- by for a fun, first-come, first-served lunch and a chance to learn more about the Foundation & Alumni Engagement office.
Stephanie Deni-Iaeger, KU Foundation & Alumni Engagement
There is still time to RSVP for the President’s Holiday Celebration - all faculty and staff are cordially invited to attend with their families. The celebration is this Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 – 3 p.m. in the Georgian Room, OM. Kindly respond to email@example.com with the number of adults and children attending as soon as possible. For your enjoyment, the planetarium show, “Season of Light” will be presented in the Grim Science Building at 3:15 p.m.
Please consider bringing new toys, nonperishable food items, toiletries and pet supplies for a donation to Friend, Inc.
Mark your calendars, because the new and improved version of Desire2Learn (D2L) is coming on Dec. 15 - As we approach the end of another semester, we are preparing for the next Desire2Learn upgrade from version 9.4 to version 10.0. The version upgrade will happen for all PASSHE Universities beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Dec. 15, and ending at approximately 3 p.m. Dec. 15. Below are some of the enhancements you can look forward to:
• Redesigned interface: the new system features a redesigned interface that relocates key elements to the foreground, allowing for a cleaner, more intuitive and user-friendly experience.
• New course navigation bar: course navigation now features grouped items for a more streamlined, student and faculty centered experience.
• New navigation "minibar": a new navigation minibar allows users to move between courses without returning to "My Home".
• Enhancements to the Discussion area: a "Must Post First" option requires students to post a message before being able to participate in or view classmates' posts.
"What's New" in D2L 10.0 demonstration sessions have been scheduled for the following dates/times (please note these are not hands-on sessions).
• Dec. 12, 9-9:45 a.m. (Beekey 209); 1-1:45 p.m. (Beekey 109)
• Dec. 13, 10-10:45 a.m. (Boehm 107); 11-11:45 a.m. (Boehm 107)
• Dec. 14, 9-9:45 a.m. (Beekey 209); 1-1:45 p.m. (Beekey 209)
Please RSVP directly to Bo Zigner, firstname.lastname@example.org or x6-5828.
Bo Zigner, manager, Office of Distance Education